What they know might get them killed.
What they are might save us all.
High school seniors Jay Anderson and Kathy Winters have been best friends and next-door neighbors their whole lives. Both have bright futures ahead of them...then in an instant their idyllic small-town lives are turned upside down.
Jay is accused of a crime he didn't commit and immediately becomes social pariah. Kathy and the rest of their small circle of friends seem to be the only ones who believe in his innocence. Risking her own future, she sets out to clear him at any cost. But she rapidly discovers that cost might be their lives. Someone wants Jay out of the equation. Badly. And as they dig deeper, they uncover the shocking truth about the sudden explosion of violence and paranoia around their sleepy little town, the suspicious activity at the city reservoir, and the strange light that streaked across the night sky...
Now, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance, five seemingly ordinary friends must embark on a desperate quest. From the steps of Capitol Hill to the frozen wastelands of Siberia, from the unfriendly skies over Eastern Europe to the treacherous waters of the Caribbean, danger lurks around every corner as they seek to learn the truth about what was created on...
The Eighth Day
About the Author:
Michael O'Neal wrote the first draft of The Eighth Day as a sophomore in high school, and it was the first prize winner of the 2000 Fountainhead Productions National Writing Contest. Since then he graduated from the professional pilot program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and served a tour of duty in the NOAA Corps, America's seventh and smallest uniformed service. When he's not writing he teaches nautical science and is a volunteer aviator with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He lives in Virginia with his wife and a small zoo of rescued animals.
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